• Murphy, Dennis J. (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


The long-term vision for this proposal is to develop a sustainable and accessible national clearinghouse for agricultural safety and health curriculum for youth. This proposal builds upon several current and in-development curriculums, projects, programs, activities and expertise that together will constitute a coordinated approach to this national curriculum for agricultural safety and health for youth. The National Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster Content Standards (CCCS) were developed to serve as a guide for development of well-planned curriculum in agriscience education that could be delivered to students throughout the country. Curriculums and programs will be examined by Curriculum Advisors to determine if their learning objectives or outcomes align with safety and health CCCC. We propose to coordinate a national curriculum and become a sustainable national clearinghouse by: 1) connecting and enhancing existing educational resources; 2) developing a centralized location for relevant training and farm/ranch safety materials for formal (school) and non-formal (home and ag. industry) settings; and 3) developing a national strategy that would enhance awareness, access and utilization of farm safety materials by youth and. A National Steering Committee will be formed as well as several Stakeholder Groups that will help to identify content needs for national curricula, review curricula for alignment with nationally accepted educational standards, help to deliver educational programs, and to help market educational safety materials to stakeholder groups and target audiences Project personnel from Penn State, Ohio State, Utah State, University of Kentucky, and CareerSafe, LLC.

Effective start/end date8/1/137/31/15


  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture: $299,999.00


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